Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The merciful thing about this beer is that everything about it is very faint. Therefore, the corn syrup (with some graininess) aroma is not offensive. The lack of color or head thusly make it seem shy, not flat and lifeless. The tinny, syrupy sweet corn (with some malt) is faint, almost not there, and creates no urge to heave. The aftertaste, some dirty (hop?) bitterness (with tin), is elusive enough to be washed away with but one sip of water. The experience may be recorded, then erased from memory.
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3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím a ratings whore. This is for Peru. Cristal? You mean Cristal Pepsi? Oh wait, I see some color... looks like weak lemonade but it has a respectable full foamy head that dies quickly and coats my pilsner glass with a blanket of bubbles. Grainy, musty nose with some decent hops, but not enough to overtake the malt liquoresque fuesal and corn aromas. Watery but crisp, lacking any sort of strong flavor, which is OK for a beer of this type, in fact it makes it fairly enjoyable. A simple summer beer, not offensive and not complex. Iím glad I got a fresh bottle, though they claim on the label that this is "best before 09/02/2006" - I donít want to keep it around that long to find out.
bkurtz (716) - PERU - JUN 28, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) No aroma. Bitter tones, but not a nice flavor. Plain old South American beer.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The label on mine just says Cerveza Cristal, but it is this same Peruvian variety. You can probably guess that it is a clear yellow beer, but this one comes with virtually no head. Thereís little aroma and the flavor is pretty much empty ... but at least it isnít off-putting, which I guess is a plus. Virtually anyone can drink this beer, because it wouldnít offend anyone ... it barely tastes like anything!
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle poured yellow with no head or lacing. Aroma is of your basic swill beer.
Flavor is corn, grass with a metalic finish.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2005
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
very scary opening this beer i didnít really trust it at first not that bad but pretty skunked and not that great. has a rough flavor and a tough taste
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is not so bad. Has a sweet, malty flavor and a good balance of taste and alcohol.
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery gold with a foamy white head. Definitely adjunct and skunks. Pretty typical, I íspose. Tastes fairly thin and bland (as expected) but not bad.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale clear yellow with little white head. Light somewhat sweet malt aroma. Fairly plain aroma. Sweet taste but a little watered down and with a corn presense. A fairly typical pale lager, even when it comes South America. My first beer from Peru. Luckily I got to visit the Grapevine in Austin where I snagged this one.
Geiserich (3083) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sweet aroma of corn and vegetables. Golden color, flat. Slightly sweet, blan, watery and corny. Light bitter, dry aftertaste. One try is enough